E-galley Review: The Problem with Pretending by Emma Hart

Posted May 29, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  The Problem with Pretending by Emma HartThe Problem With Pretending by Emma Hart
on May 14, 2023
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 432
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars
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From New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart comes a swoony, hilarious romcom about what happens when you find yourself snowed in at Scottish castle… with only one bed to share with your aristocratic fake boyfriend…

Literally colliding with the hottest guy in the world and agreeing to be his date to his sister’s wedding? Done… for some reason.
Finding out he’s actually an aristocrat and will one day inherit an ancient Scottish dukedom and castle? Yep, that’s a surprise.
Sharing a bed with him at said castle because his family thinks I’m his girlfriend? Okay, I’m sure I’ll survive. Even if he does make my heart pitter-patter and my lady bits— uh, never mind.
Dealing with his family feud, his bridezilla sister, and his grandma’s gobby cockatiel who fancies himself the castle alarm system? It’s… well, it’s… something.
Oh, and a snowstorm, keeping my real identity a secret, trying to figure out where the heck I know the Glenroch family from, and why his mum keeps looking at me weirdly?
Yeah, that I’ll need some help with…

My Review

Okay, I adored this one! It had me giggling from the first paragraph! This is the Emma Hart writing that got me hooked on her stories. The banter between, wait for it, Will and Grace, was hilarious. And not just them. The dialog with her best friend and her grandma, hilarious!!!! It was her discussion/texts with her best friend at the beginning that had me already giggling and laughing out loud as I sat in the cabin with my family reading.

This was set in the world that her other recent Aristocrat Diaries series took place. In fact most of those characters made an appearance or got a mention in this story. They actually went to a castle in Scotland for Will’s sister’s wedding. So of course with my trip to Scotland coming up in just a little over a month, I was loving that!

I loved how the author kept the reason Grace looked familiar to his family off the page for so long, and how it was all discovered and woven into the story as we got closer to the end. I also like that the secrets coming out didn’t make for huge drama, the kind that annoys me even as I know it is part of this type of story so often. I read this book and I felt a smile on my face the whole time almost. I finished the story with a huge smile on my face, and look forward to more of these characters from this author when they arrive.

Purchase links:

Universal Amazon link: https://geni.us/TheProbWithPretending

Basic US link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C59GHY34/

About the Author

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs. She lives in North Wales with her family, three cats, one very large dog, and an undetermined number of chickens and ducks.

She’s known for her hilarious, sarcastic romantic comedies with wildly inappropriate grandparents, and has been dubbed “The RomCom Queen” by her readers.

Connect with Emma

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmaHartBooks/

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